Mommy Makeover Surgery

The birth of a beautiful, healthy baby brings a newfound sense of joy into the life of each new mother. Unfortunately, the effects of pregnancy on the body are not often met with the same type of excitement. New mothers face a unique set of challenges associated with the changes that occur during pregnancy. Amidst the joy of expanding their family, many new mothers struggle with the physical changes that becoming a mother can have on their body, often experiencing a negative body image as a result. A new mother’s happiness is often marred by concerns over a less than taught tummy, sagging breasts, stretch marks and excess skin. Mommy Makeover refers to a series of surgical procedures that can help to restore a woman’s body back to its pre-pregnancy contours, and help to give new moms the confidence they deserve!

What is a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover plastic surgery is a series or combination of procedures aimed at restoring or enhancing a woman’s figure following pregnancy and childbirth. Each cosmetic surgery mommy makeover plan is customized to meet the personal and aesthetic goals of the individual patient.

Educate Yourself on Your Procedures

If you are considering a “body after baby” procedure, please explore the links provided for further information on these procedures and what you can expect. If you have any questions about body after baby procedures, or any of our other procedures, please contact us.

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What is included in a Mommy Makeover?

There is no one size fits all when it comes to a Mommy Makeover procedure. A custom surgery plan will be created for you during your consultation. Many mommy makeovers consist of a combination of the following procedures.

Breast Lift

Breasts often experience many physical changes during and following pregnancy, regardless of whether you chose to breast feed or not. A Breast Lift, also referred to as a Mastopexy, removes and tightens excess skin, lifts and repositions the nipple and areola and reshapes the breasts.

Breast Augmentation

Many women find that their post-pregnancy breasts are smaller size and appear deflated. Breast Augmentation can enhance the size, volume and shape of the breasts.

Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is a common problem area for many women looking to pursue a Mommy Makeover. While liposuction can address excess fat, it cannot correct the sagging skin, loose muscles and stretch marks that are often a complaint of women who have experienced pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery creates a firmer, smoother abdomen through the removal of excess fat and skin and the tightening of spread or weakened abdominal muscles. During the tummy tuck, patients also usually undergo concurrent VASER liposculpture of the “muffin top” region.


Increased fat deposits in problem areas if a common occurrence with hormone fluctuations during pregnancy. Many women complain of stubborn fat on their muffin top region, bra strap area, back, waist, and thighs following pregnancy. VASER liposuction can be used to permanently remove fat from targeted areas to contour and sculpt your silhouette.


An enlarged labia, where the labia minora (inner labia) protrudes beneath the labia majora (outer labia). In some cases pregnancy and childbirth can cause or aggravate this condition. A Labiaplasty, also known as a Labia Reduction can remove this excess skin to improve the appearance of the labia as well as alleviate any pain or discomfort caused by it. Patients often consider a hood reduction in conjunction with a labioplasty.

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Am I a candidate for the “Mommy Makeover” procedures?

The ideal candidates for a Mommy Makeover procedure are healthy women who have realistic expectations of surgical outcomes and are no longer breast feeding. Your candidacy, and the type of procedures used in your surgery will be determined in consultation with Dr. Barr. In search of  ‘mommy makeover surgery near me’? Contact Barr Plastic Surgery

What is the first step in pursuing the “Mommy Makeover” procedures?

The first step when considering a surgical Mommy Makeover is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Barr. The consultation process provides an opportunity for you to obtain important information about the procedure and to have all of your questions answered prior to proceeding with surgery. It also enables Dr. Barr to properly assess you and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Mommy Makeover surgery.

You should be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries, all current medications, as well as any significant weight gain or loss.

During your consultation Dr. Barr will carefully examine your areas of concern. Different surgical approaches and options will be discussed and he will explain which surgical approach would be best suited to you based on your individual characteristics and aesthetic goals.

The benefits, risks and potential complications associated with surgery will be thoroughly explained during this consultation. The information provided at this initial consultation will be comprehensive and thorough, and should enable you to make an informed decision as to whether or not surgery is the right choice for you. A comprehensive instruction package will also be provided to you at the time of consultation, and includes instructions for before and after surgery.

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What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

What you can expect on the day of your surgery will be dependent on the types of surgery selected as part of your postpartum makeover transformation.  During your consultation Dr. Barr will detail your surgery plan and discuss what is to be expected from each procedure, including which surgeries can be performed concurrently and which require time in between.

How long will it take me to recover from my “Mommy Makeover” procedures?

Dr. Barr’s extensive experience in performing surgical procedures will help to ensure that your post-operative recovery is uneventful. Recovery for each patient will vary, depending on the number and type of procedures that are included in the surgery. Generally patients can expect recovery to take 7 days to two  weeks.  Most patients start light exercise at two weeks and return to the gym without restrictions at  6 weeks. Your progress will be monitored by Dr. Barr and his medical team during follow up appointments. During your initial consultation Dr. Barr will provide you with a detailed plan for your mommy makeover and discuss when you will be able to resume activities, based on the procedures that he has recommended for you.

What are the Benefits of “Mommy Makeover ” Procedures?

Body After Baby patients often pursue surgery in order to correct a number of issues including:

  • Sagging or deflated breasts
  • Loose, sagging or excess skin on the abdomen
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Enlarged labia
  • Alleviate emotional distress
  • Improve confidence

Like the thousands of women who undergo these procedures each year, you too can acquire the post pregnancy body you desire, and gain the confidence you deserve.

Why Сhoose Dr. Barr

Choosing the right plastic surgeon essential in realizing your aesthetic objectives. Dr. Barr is dedicated to delivering extraordinary results tailored to each patient’s desires. His commitment to an in-depth, thorough consultation ensures that patient decisions are well-informed and educated.

Communication is vital to achieving the best possible surgical outcome. Dr. Barr’s approachable demeanor fosters trust and security, creating a comfortable environment for effective communication, easing anxiety, and generating excitement for the transformation ahead.

Choose Dr. Barr for a professional and technologically advanced approach to achieving your mommy makeover goals.

Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeover Surgery

1) You have to have a tummy tuck and breast augmentation for it to be considered a Mommy Makeover.

While a tummy tuck and breast surgery are two of the more popular surgeries explored by woman undergoing a mommy makeover, the combination of surgeries is completely customized to meet your aesthetic goals and needs.

2) A Mommy Makeover is an alternative to diet and exercise.

The procedures you select as part of your mommy makeover are not weight loss procedures. These procedures are aimed at addressing changes to your body that have occurred that cannot be solved by diet and exercise, such as sagging skin, loose muscles, and stubborn fat deposits.

3) Mommy Makeovers are only for young mothers.

There is no “appropriate age” to have a mommy makeover. Dr. Barr has done Mommy Makeovers on women in their 20s who have completed their families to women who have decided to have their concerns addressed at a later age.  As long as a woman is healthy she can pursue these procedures at any age.

Mommy Makeover Before and After

Mommy Makeover results are dependent on the types of surgery selected as part of your transformation. To view patient results of some of the most commonly pursued mommy makeover surgeries follow the links below to Dr. Barr’s Before/After galleries.

Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation

Tummy Tuck



Out Of Town Patients

We welcome patients from all over Northern Ontario.

Many clients travel from out of town to pursue cosmetic surgery at Barr Plastic Surgery. We often welcome patients from cities located in the Northern Ontario region, including North Bay, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and all the towns and cities in between, as well as patients located in Southern Ontario and across various regions of Canada. Patients requiring information or assistance in selecting appropriate accommodations can discuss travel arrangements with our patient coordinators.

Preparing for Your “Mommy Makeover” Procedure

What Type of Procedures are Included in “Mommy Makeover” Procedures?

Mommy Makeover treatment is customized for each patient and can include a number of procedures depending on the concerns of each client. Some procedures that may be part of your Mommy Makeover procedure include:

  • Breast lift, breast augmentation or both
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Body sculpting or contouring procedures such as liposuction, SmartLipo or BodyTite
  • Cellulite reduction procedures such as Cellulaze

The type of procedures best suited to your individual needs will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Barr.

The Procedure

Prior to surgery you will be scheduled for a pre-op session with a Registered Nurse to review your medical history and your post-op instructions. She will review all of the information you will need to know in order to prepare yourself for surgery.

Where will my “Mommy Makeover” procedures be performed?

Your procedure will be performed within the state-of-the-art facilities of Barr Plastic Surgery, located within the Northern Ontario Surgical Centre.

Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been awarded accreditation by the CAAASF (Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) for meeting the standards of a hospital in regards to monitoring, emergency and resuscitation equipment. With two levels and entrances that conceal the actual size of the facility, the centre itself spans 8000 square feet and incorporates fully equipped major and minor operating rooms, a monitored multi-bed recovery area, 10 laser and treatment rooms, spacious consultation areas, private offices to discuss financing options, elegant waiting areas and a private waiting room and secure rear entrance/exit for additional privacy when desired.

Who will administer the anaesthetic?

A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer your anaesthetic, stay with you during the entire operation, and will be there as you wake up.

Who can I contact if I have any questions or concerns?

During office hours our Patient Coordinators and nursing staff are available to answer any questions or concerns following your surgery. After hours, Dr. Barr is available by pager.


How much does a 'Mommy Makeover' procedure cost?

Pricing for your procedure is customized and will depend on the number and type of concurrent procedures performed.

Patients choosing to invest in their self-confidence and happiness through cosmetic surgery have many options available to make this investment more manageable. Our Patient Coordinators are familiar with various payment options and can facilitate the process for you.

Is full payment required or do you offer a financing plan?

Affording your procedure can be made simpler by using Medicard which enables you to pay for your surgery with monthly payments. Please note that this company is not affiliated in any way with Barr Plastic Surgery. For more information on how financing can help you afford your procedure, visit:


  •  Fax, online, phone application
  • Approval within 1 business day
  • Payment terms: 6 months to 5 years
  • No down payment
  • Rates based on overall credit history (11.9% – 25%)
  • No penalties for early payments
Is my procedure covered by insurance?

Most of the procedures performed during Body After Baby surgery are considered cosmetic surgery and therefore not covered by private or provincial insurance such as OHIP.

What is included in the surgical fee?

The facility fee, surgeon, nurses, anaesthesia and anaesthetist, surgical supplies, and equipment used are all covered in the fees.
You will also be provided with prescriptions for medications to be taken after surgery. These prescriptions are subject to the same coverage you would receive from your medical insurance. If you do not have personal insurance then these are extra costs to you.

Is a deposit required? When is it due?

There is a $500 deposit for any surgery under $5,000, a $1000 deposit for any surgery over $5000, and a $2500 deposit for any surgery over $10,000.

When is payment for the surgery due?

Payment for your surgery is due 14 days prior to your surgery date. Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Certified Cheques
  • Mastercard or VISA
  • E-transfers
  • Financing plan


Will I need to stay overnight following my surgery?

Body After Baby surgeries are generally outpatient procedures and do not require an overnight stay at Barr Plastic Surgery. Following your surgery you will need a friend or family member to pick you up and care for you for 24-48 hours. This person should be familiar with your prescriptions and post-surgery instructions.

Will I have scarring?

Dr. Barr takes every precaution to ensure your scarring is as minimal as possible. However, as with any surgery, there is risk of scarring from the incisions. Once your incisions have healed there are products that can be used to minimize the redness in scars as well as improve the texture. Reusable silicone strips as well as medical grade topical scar creams are available for purchase that will help to reduce the discolouration found in new scars. Precautions that should be taken to minimize scarring will be discussed during consultation.

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